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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:27 pm
4. Golden State will play .500 ball the rest of the way

That seems fairly bold, given how poorly the Warriors have played the first two months of the season and the team's massive internal turmoil, but the Warriors have several factors in their favor.

For starters, there's the schedule. The Warriors have played only 13 home games, compared to 23 on the road. They don't have an East Coast trip the rest of the season -- their farthest excursion will be to Detroit -- and will be out of their own beds for more than a night only twice the rest of the way.

Then, there are the injuries. Golden State has been forced to play with a skeleton crew lately, but Monta Ellis is set to return and solidify the backcourt, while Corey Maggette is finally back from a hamstring problem.

Finally, Don Nelson's mad scientist approach tends to reap strong benefits in the second half of the season, once everyone has figured out what works and what doesn't. It won't be enough for the team to mount a playoff charge, but the Warriors will be credible spoilers the rest of the way and might be able to avoid losing 50 games.


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*New Owner and Management =D>
*Trade Monta
*Trade Maggette =D>
*Tank the season, get the top pick and draft Harrison Barnes
to be continued...
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Damn, we should re-name this section..............The Kunlathep Chunjit Section...............or The Mr K.C Section. :wink:

What is the new name all about aswell man?

Ohh and yeah, Hollinger is a c*ck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:29 pm
You know, ever since Hollinger started talking positive about the Warriors, they've sucked. When he talked sh*t, we played better. Just saying... :mrgreen:
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Kunlathep Chunjit wrote:
4. Golden State will play .500 ball the rest of the way

That seems fairly bold, given how poorly the Warriors have played the first two months of the season and the team's massive internal turmoil, but the Warriors have several factors in their favor.

For starters, there's the schedule. The Warriors have played only 13 home games, compared to 23 on the road. They don't have an East Coast trip the rest of the season -- their farthest excursion will be to Detroit -- and will be out of their own beds for more than a night only twice the rest of the way.

Then, there are the injuries. Golden State has been forced to play with a skeleton crew lately, but Monta Ellis is set to return and solidify the backcourt, while Corey Maggette is finally back from a hamstring problem.

Finally, Don Nelson's mad scientist approach tends to reap strong benefits in the second half of the season, once everyone has figured out what works and what doesn't. It won't be enough for the team to mount a playoff charge, but the Warriors will be credible spoilers the rest of the way and might be able to avoid losing 50 games.





There is a legitimate point to that explanation. The team has had injuries, injuries which likely won't happen again for the rest of the season, unless the team wants to tank the last month or Maggette does his usual injured again routine.

I don't think the team will do any better in than they have but there is a possibility and the statements in that written segment could well hold true
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:10 pm
migya wrote:
Kunlathep Chunjit wrote:
4. Golden State will play .500 ball the rest of the way

That seems fairly bold, given how poorly the Warriors have played the first two months of the season and the team's massive internal turmoil, but the Warriors have several factors in their favor.

For starters, there's the schedule. The Warriors have played only 13 home games, compared to 23 on the road. They don't have an East Coast trip the rest of the season -- their farthest excursion will be to Detroit -- and will be out of their own beds for more than a night only twice the rest of the way.

Then, there are the injuries. Golden State has been forced to play with a skeleton crew lately, but Monta Ellis is set to return and solidify the backcourt, while Corey Maggette is finally back from a hamstring problem.

Finally, Don Nelson's mad scientist approach tends to reap strong benefits in the second half of the season, once everyone has figured out what works and what doesn't. It won't be enough for the team to mount a playoff charge, but the Warriors will be credible spoilers the rest of the way and might be able to avoid losing 50 games.





There is a legitimate point to that explanation. The team has had injuries, injuries which likely won't happen again for the rest of the season, unless the team wants to tank the last month or Maggette does his usual injured again routine.

I don't think the team will do any better in than they have but there is a possibility and the statements in that written segment could well hold true


I think the injuries are a huge excuse by media and possibly warriors management. what major injuries have affected this team? Monta is the only one that is of any significance. And he is not gonna completely turn the team around, not with the rotation that is out there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:25 pm
RobDIKUM wrote:
migya wrote:
Kunlathep Chunjit wrote:
4. Golden State will play .500 ball the rest of the way

That seems fairly bold, given how poorly the Warriors have played the first two months of the season and the team's massive internal turmoil, but the Warriors have several factors in their favor.

For starters, there's the schedule. The Warriors have played only 13 home games, compared to 23 on the road. They don't have an East Coast trip the rest of the season -- their farthest excursion will be to Detroit -- and will be out of their own beds for more than a night only twice the rest of the way.

Then, there are the injuries. Golden State has been forced to play with a skeleton crew lately, but Monta Ellis is set to return and solidify the backcourt, while Corey Maggette is finally back from a hamstring problem.

Finally, Don Nelson's mad scientist approach tends to reap strong benefits in the second half of the season, once everyone has figured out what works and what doesn't. It won't be enough for the team to mount a playoff charge, but the Warriors will be credible spoilers the rest of the way and might be able to avoid losing 50 games.





There is a legitimate point to that explanation. The team has had injuries, injuries which likely won't happen again for the rest of the season, unless the team wants to tank the last month or Maggette does his usual injured again routine.

I don't think the team will do any better in than they have but there is a possibility and the statements in that written segment could well hold true


I think the injuries are a huge excuse by media and possibly warriors management. what major injuries have affected this team? Monta is the only one that is of any significance. And he is not gonna completely turn the team around, not with the rotation that is out there.



I dislike Maggette's and Crawford's games, SJackson's this season as well, but them missing games throws things off and they are looked on to do alot for the team. Nelson responded to those three guys missing time by playing lesser talents, instead of going with Randolph and BWright much more.

You never know, things could be better when Monta comes back, they certainly can't get much worse and that is really why the team should do better from now on, if only a little bit, definately not reason to say the team would have been a playoff one if they had all been healthy from the start, unless they play 60% ball from now on at least
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:29 pm
migya wrote:
RobDIKUM wrote:
migya wrote:
Kunlathep Chunjit wrote:
4. Golden State will play .500 ball the rest of the way

That seems fairly bold, given how poorly the Warriors have played the first two months of the season and the team's massive internal turmoil, but the Warriors have several factors in their favor.

For starters, there's the schedule. The Warriors have played only 13 home games, compared to 23 on the road. They don't have an East Coast trip the rest of the season -- their farthest excursion will be to Detroit -- and will be out of their own beds for more than a night only twice the rest of the way.

Then, there are the injuries. Golden State has been forced to play with a skeleton crew lately, but Monta Ellis is set to return and solidify the backcourt, while Corey Maggette is finally back from a hamstring problem.

Finally, Don Nelson's mad scientist approach tends to reap strong benefits in the second half of the season, once everyone has figured out what works and what doesn't. It won't be enough for the team to mount a playoff charge, but the Warriors will be credible spoilers the rest of the way and might be able to avoid losing 50 games.





There is a legitimate point to that explanation. The team has had injuries, injuries which likely won't happen again for the rest of the season, unless the team wants to tank the last month or Maggette does his usual injured again routine.

I don't think the team will do any better in than they have but there is a possibility and the statements in that written segment could well hold true


I think the injuries are a huge excuse by media and possibly warriors management. what major injuries have affected this team? Monta is the only one that is of any significance. And he is not gonna completely turn the team around, not with the rotation that is out there.



I dislike Maggette's and Crawford's games, SJackson's this season as well, but them missing games throws things off and they are looked on to do alot for the team. Nelson responded to those three guys missing time by playing lesser talents, instead of going with Randolph and BWright much more.

You never know, things could be better when Monta comes back, they certainly can't get much worse and that is really why the team should do better from now on, if only a little bit, definately not reason to say the team would have been a playoff one if they had all been healthy from the start, unless they play 60% ball from now on at least


Things will get better with monta but how much? also, the guys that have been injured are pretty interchangeable and only positively affect the outcome when they are all on which is rare.

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